2022 Scholar-in-Residence Weekend

April 1, 2022 - April 2, 2022, All Day

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Please register for this year’s exciting program below! Click here for more information about this year’s scholar and events.


We welcome Jewish Theological Seminary Chancellor Shuly Rubin Schwartz

Scholar-in-Residence Calendar At a Glance

6:00pm: Evening Service
(In-person in the Sanctuary/Live Stream)
7:00pm: Community Dinner
(In-person in the Gym)
8:00pm: Lecture and discussion:
Conservative Judaism and the Jewish Future (In-person in the Sanctuary/Live Stream)
Conservative Judaism provided a compelling vision for a Judaism—traditional in orientation and embracing of evolutionary change—that captured the hearts and minds of so many twentieth century American Jews. Uncovering the keys to its success will illuminate how Conservative Judaism is well poised to meet the religious needs of North American Jews in the current moment.

9:15am: Morning Service/Sermon:
Shattering Glass Ceiling: Women and the Reimagining of American Judaism (In-person in the Sanctuary/Live Stream)
How did the twentieth-century movement for women’s equality in Judaism end up serving as a catalyst for a reimagined Judaism in our own times? Together we will explore the ways in which new opportunities for American Jewish women paved the way for broader, creative changes in Jewish ritual, scholarship, and inclusion.
12:15pm: Kiddush Lunch (In-person in the Gym)
1:00pm: Discussion:
Essential Elements of a Successful Jewish Community (In-person in the Sanctuary/Live Stream)
Together, we will look at one of the scholar’s favorite Jewish texts, an 18th century letter written by a young mother in Petersburg, Virginia. Using the contents of this letter, we will reflect on the essential elements of a successful Jewish community, and the steps we can take to achieve such a community for ourselves.
8:15pm: Dessert Reception and Lecture: The Pew Study and What it Means for American Jews of Today and Tomorrow (Dessert Reception in-person in the Gym; Evening Lecture in-person in the Sanctuary/Live Stream)
The 2020 Pew Study on Jewish Americans offered new data on the many components of Jewish identity—even for the proverbial “NONES”, i.e, Jews of no religion. How can these findings guide our efforts to ensure a more robust Jewish future for all Jews? How is the Jewish Theological Seminary taking leadership in this important initiative?

Please support the WJC Scholar-in-Residence Program

The lectures and discussions of The Scholar-in-Residence Weekend are FREE AND OPEN TO WJC MEMBERS. However, donations are critical to our ability to continue to bring high-quality Adult Education programming to WJC each year. So please consider a generous gift to The Scholar-in-Residence Weekend. We thank you in advance for your support.

Donation Levels (Per Family)

  • Ambassador’s Circle ~ $540: Includes Shabbat dinner and Saturday evening dessert
  • Benefactor ~ $360: Includes Shabbat dinner and Saturday evening dessert
  • Patron ~ $180: Includes dessert only
  • Sponsor ~ $126: Includes dessert only
  • Donor ~ $72: Includes dessert only


To join us, please register below.

Registration was due March 25, 2022. For questions, please contact Ally@wjcenter.org.

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